It seems like these things are in every magazine, newspaper, etc.
So may, that I hardly look at them anymore.
But, chuckled at the latest "freebie":
Used to be "FREE" -- unconditional.
Then, "with ANY purchase" (i.e., even a sale item)
The batch I tossed out today was "with $4.99 minimum purchase".
I guess they're SLOW learners -- but *do* learn! :>
I have a *lot* of hand tools so rarely need a "real" tool from HF.
OTOH, I take advantage of the freebie scissors to keep a disposable
pair hanging in the garage, ditto flashlights, tape rules, utility
knife, tarps, etc.
Their utility knife BLADES seem to be reasonably *strong* -- but not
well hardened (so I go through them much faster than a "name brand"
blade). OTOH, they're dirt cheap and blades (in general) often "fail"
in many applications for reasons other than sharpness; its nice to be
able to use cheaper blades in those cases.
We did buy a "moving blanket" for SWMBO's vehicle -- for the inevitable times
when we want to haul something that would end up marring the interior.
At $6, it wasn't worth thinking about a "better value" (given how little
use it will see)
They just want you to come into the store more often and that's what the
freebies do. I love my HF weedburner, the battery-powered Dremel clone is
small enough to fit in the electrical tool box (good for contact cleaning),
the recip saw still works but only gets two or three outings a year these
days. I can spend 100's per trip and if you know what you're buying, the
savings can be great.
On Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at 4:15:52 AM UTC-4, Robert Green wrote:
As with any other coupon, I use them when I go into a store for what I
need. Rarely do I go into a store simply because I have a coupon. If I
really want/need what is being discounted or given away and there is an
expiration date to deal with, I *might* make a trip because of the
coupon, but with a plan.
In those cases, especially when the coupon requires a purchase of some
kind, I will pick a up a staple, i.e. something that I will need eventually
anyway. For example, if I *really* want another HF tape measure, I'll swing
by and pick up a box of vinyl or nitrile gloves, something that I know I will
eventually run out of. By planning on purchasing a specific item and sticking
to that plan, you avoid the impulse purchase, which is what they are trying
to get you to do.
You know, now days using the n word is racist
and insulting. The more modern term is Rubbero
Due to diversity, we need all kinds of gloves,
not just nitrile, uh, I mean, Rubbero American
gloves. We also need latex, leather, calf, kid,
and so on.
Paraphrasing Dr. Laura Schlessinger "you stand
around and listen to those gloves talk to each
other. All you hear is nitrile, nitrile, nitrile."
I find it nearly impossible to get in and out of
HF and stick only to my shopping list. What's not
to love, about a solar powered rechargable gopher
whacker, for 33% off? And those electric fly
swatters (looks like a badminton racket) are
Yes, I should have been more specific. They don't want you to come to the
store just for a freebie. They're hoping you will buy something on impulse.
I just make sure if I am going I have one of their coupons with me to get a
freebie. I give some of them away - I have at least 5 very nice tape
measures I got for free. How many can one person use?
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